Direct lending to established local businesses with trustworthy owners has historically provided very attractive returns.

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President Brendan Ross on
Small Business Lending &
Peer to Peer Investing

Bloomberg Radio: Small Business Report

Brendan Ross, president and founder of Direct...

FOX Business: Risk & Reward with Deirdre Bolton – “Alternative ways to find financing”

Alternative ways to find financing The Risk &...

TechCrunch: Biz2Credit Gets $250 Million Commitment

Biz2Credit Gets $250 Million Commitment Lending...

About Us

Direct Lending Investments is a private investment firm.  We are the General Partner of the Direct Lending Income Fund, LP.

Loaning money to established small businesses with trustworthy owners and a legitimate need for capital has historically provided very attractive returns.

We make this compelling, income-producing asset class available to investors.

Short-Term, High-Yield, Small Business Loan Fund

The Fund owns a diversified pool of high-yielding, 6-18 month business notes. The notes are purchased from a number of lenders including IOUCentral.com and QuarterSpot.  These lenders make loans to qualified, established businesses that fit our strict filtering criteria.

Our investment objective is to earn consistent cash income net of all expenses and fees that is significantly higher than other short-term, high-yield alternatives.

The Loans

Our average borrower has been in business for 10 years. We do not consider it appropriate to own ’small business loans’ made to startups. The businesses are a mix of doctors, restaurants, gas stations, convenience stores, and other traditional local businesses whose modest borrowing needs of $10,000-$200,000 put them below the threshold for traditional, bank-originated business loans.

The Direct Lending Income Fund buys and holds these notes, from which it expects to generate high monthly returns, strong portfolio cash flow, and low volatility.

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In the News

January 5, 2015 |

Los Angeles Business Journal: Hedge Fund Looks to Capitalize on Peer-to-Peer

Hedge Fund Looks to Capitalize on Peer-to-Peer Peer-to-peer lending isn’t as “alternative” as it used to be,...

January 2, 2015 |

Bloomberg Radio: Small Business Report

Brendan Ross, president and founder of Direct Lending Investments, recently appeared as a guest on Bloomberg...

January 2, 2015 |

FOX Business: Risk & Reward with Deirdre Bolton – “Alternative ways to find financing”

Alternative ways to find financing The Risk & Reward segment featuring Deirdre Bolton interviewing Brendan...

December 29, 2014 |

TechCrunch: Biz2Credit Gets $250 Million Commitment

Biz2Credit Gets $250 Million Commitment Lending startups are en vogue this year,...

December 15, 2014 |

Investor’s Business Daily: OnDeck IPO Cashing In On Alternative Lending Boom

OnDeck IPO Cashing In On Alternative Lending Boom The hot IPO of Lending Club has elevated the focus on the...

October 28, 2014 |

LendAcademy: Podcast Featuring Brendan Ross of Direct Lending Investments

LendAcademy: Peter Renton Interviews Brendan Ross of Direct Lending Investments By Peter Renton Brendan Ross is...

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